The Lattice #16: October 30th, 2019

About the Lattice above: You loved This! But it is only honeybees at work, creating the original Lattice through nature’s additive manufacturing process and generative design. 

The Lattice is 3DHEALS weekly recap of the latest developments, expert insights, upcoming events in the world of healthcare 3D printing and biofabrication.  Have a cool 3D printed Lattice photo to share with us?
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Expert Corner:

When Artificial Intelligence Meets 3D Printing

by Jenny Chen, M.D.

While the general public is fascinated with both artificial intelligence and 3D printing as powerful new technological tools, and their potential future impact in healthcare, there has not been any known “killer applications” that utilize AI to improve existing 3D printing applications, in or out of healthcare/life sciences. The easy answer could be that both technologies are still relatively new, or that people who focus on AI applications are not necessarily interested in 3D printing, and vice versa. Or, maybe it’s because we simply do not have enough solutions to problems at hand.
Read the full article here.

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Five Reasons Cybersecurity Will Play a Critical Role in 3D Printing in Healthcare – Part 1

The Augmented Mind: How AR/VR will empower 3D Printing technology in bettering the real world.

Decentralized Healthcare — Part I. Cooler than Bitcoins, But What Is It?


This Week’s 3DHEALS Instagram Photo Winner with the most likes https://buff.ly/32UZKYs @layerfabs:


Social Media

Recent news stories and shares.

Qrons is Developing 3D Printable Implants to Treat Brain Injuries (NY, USA)

NUS research in 3D-printed biomedical implants receives German boost (Singapore)

3D-printed tibia patient Reuben Lichter walking unaided, two years on from experimental surgery (Australia)

‘3D printer improves precision surgery for breast cancer’(Korea)

UNSW researcher is using 3D printing to simulate children’s bones for surgeons(Australia)

Osteopore gets recognition for innovative healthcare product (Singapore)

Meet the scientist printing bones (Australia)

3D Systems and Antleron collaborating to accelerate 3D printing biomedical breakthroughs (Belgium)


3DHEALS Instagram Video of the Week https://buff.ly/36c7rvl @boneeasy.grafting @boneeasy


Events & Opportunities

Upcoming events from the 3DHEALS community and beyond.

Thursday, 11/1 (Palo Alto)Join us for our first ever 3DHEALS happy hour at iconic South Bay favorite Antonio’s Nut House, right around the corner from Stanford, and with a list of patrons that reads like a who’s-who of technology innovators. Grab a drink and hang out with our sponsors Indicate Technologies and Rokit Healthcare, who will demo their 3D bioprinters, 3D scanners, and more.

Check out some of our partners’ upcoming event below, and lots of other upcoming events here:

Wednesday, 11/6 (San Francisco)  Look out for an announcement for Tissue Engineering Journal Club hosted by Prellis Biologics

Thursday, 11/7 (Irvine, CA) 3DP4ME, a non-profit focused on providing access to 3D-printed ear molds for hearing aids to refugees and low-income clients, is holding their second annual fundraiser at the Cove in UC Irvine’s Beall Applied Innovation Facility. The celebration will feature Dr. Brian Fligor, Harvard audiologist and 3DP4ME advisor, who will be giving a live demonstration of the new 3D Ear Scanner by Lantos Technologies.

Friday, 11/8 (Boston) The Boston Design Museum looks at 3D printing muscle at their November Design Museum Mornings event, featuring Dr. Indranil Sinha from Brigham and Women’s Hospital. 3DHEALS members can us promo code 3dheals50 for a 50% discount on registration.

Wednesday, 11/13 (Vancouver) The Victoria Hand Project and the Centre for Biomedical Research will host the November VILS meeting at UVic, where they will showcase the 3D printing capabilities at the University of Victoria.

Thursday & Friday, 11/14-15 (San Francisco)The Cultured Meat Symposium returns this November 14-15. Industry leaders in the traditional meat and cell-based meat sectors will come together for future-defining presentations, panels, and workshops. Use discount code 3DHEALS20 for 20% off General and VIP tickets!

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